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Lot 1349: REPORTS OF EXPLORATIONS AND SURVEYS 1857 Antique Western Americana Mississippi River Railroads Zoology Plates
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Book Details: This lot includes the antique government report shown in the corresponding image(s). This is the third volume of "Reports of Explorations and Surveys, To Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Made under the Direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-6, According to Acts of Congress of March 3, 1853, May 31, 1854, and August 5, 1854," published by Beverley Tucker Printer in Washington, D.C. in 1857. This is Volume VIII of this series, containing the "General Report upon the Zoology of the Several Pacific Railroad Routes."
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Condition / Notes: This antique volume, measuring approximately 9.5" x 11.75", is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the spine. The volume appears to have been re-backed, with the original spine cover affixed to the new backstrip.The book shows external wear, with mild rubbing to the covers and lightly-bumped outside corners. The binding is firm. The endpapers display foxing. The pages are clean and without markings. A section of black and white zoological plates is present at the rear of the volume, lightly foxed.
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